Janet Zola Cruz has an artistic philosophy when it comes to real estate, believing that a client’s “picture” of the perfect dream home has everything to do with their decision to buy it.
She should know. Janet not only sells Manhattan luxury properties, but has a MFA in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, an Interior Design Degree from the Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design and is pursuing professional certification in real estate finance and investment from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Janet was born in Brooklyn but grew up on the island of Puerto Rico and developed a love of real estate from her father who was a contractor and investor in prime properties there and in Florida. Learning not only the skills of buying and selling properties, but how aesthetics play an integral part of consumer decision-making, her creative nature and keen business sense were the perfect marriage to propel her to success in New York.
Janet has lived in New York–Long Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan–for over 25 years. While pursuing her interests in the arts and in real estate, she founded her own freelance design company whose impressive client list included nationally-recognized companies in publishing, real estate and retail.
Buyers value her ability to interpret what in their “mind’s eye” and sellers consult with her on how to best stage their properties for optimum sales.
Her friends, colleagues and clients know her as personable and trustworthy with a dedication to exceeding expectations.